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The Beach Shack

Western Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JS, England
+44 1983 401392
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“samphire” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Western Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Popped into here as always wanted to give it a try. Ideal location nicely done out inside and outside. Young girls serving and waiting were friendly. Order was a bit slow coming my friend had almost eaten hers before I got mine. Looks like they...More

Thank malibulover2013
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service was quite slow. Children's meals are not big. Waiters are friendly and will help you with your decision. Good location by the sea front. Not the best place by the sea though.

Thank louiscoleuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Are here a couple of times after discovering it quite by accident. A lovely seaside option, great for lunch, though also keen to try their breakfast menu which looks delicious. Fab for families as lots of qualit choices. Posh fish finger wrap was the best...More

Thank TBorine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot on the beach near pier. Very good service, good range of meals and snacks. Weel worth a visit.

Thank GMunson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch overlooking sea. No frills beach restaurant. Superb seafood, relaxed and too the point. We had the crab soup followed by crab salad and my daughter had a pint of prawns. All wonderful and fresh. No booking, first come first served, dog friendly, great...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come to the island every year as a big family group. We love good food and fresh produce and were excited to eat out again this holiday. However until we stumbled upon the beach shack we had eaten such mediocre, expensive food elsewhere that...More

Thank Mireilli F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been twice. Once with the kids and once just with hubby. Consistently good and not not long to wait

Thank OakGamesLtd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for an impromptu lunch at the Beach Shack, and it was great - avocado and crab stack for me plus very posh burger for him, lots of lovely flavours and both dishes completely scoffed. They do IOW beers by the bottle and decent...More

Thank White-family
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you veggie, come here for the halloumi salad. If not, the sea food is the best. Staff are friendly and good themed evenings. Be warned, you'll have to book for them!

Thank Rach1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting here 4 years ago I was anxious to return. I remembered huge, flavoursome crab cakes with delicious fresh home made chips. But sadly it's all changed. Crab cake was small and tasteless, chips were mass produced and basic. It's al lovely spot but...More

Thank Clare C
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Questions & Answers
18 October 2016|
Response from gregtheegg | Property representative |
Hi, we close at 4, no need to book
Maria K
20 June 2015|
Response from gregtheegg | Property representative |
Yes we do from this Friday night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$52
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Western Esplanade, Sandown PO36 8JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 401392
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